toxdoc49, The main reason Section IX is there is to see if your mother-in-law is expecting to see any additional income coming in within the next 12 months. Typically, these could be things like the money from the sell of a house, rent money from renting out her house, etc. The section about Gross Monthly Income is the main area where the VA is looking at her current monthly income. So this would be the income from her SS and government pension. The medical expenses section is similar to the Medical Expense Report (http://www.veteranaid.org/docs/21p-8416.pdf). What you feel like she is paying for, or you and your family are paying for in her regard, for medical expenses you would indicate on these sections. Keep in mind, the VA is mostly looking at her income vs. how much she is paying in care each month. The shortfall there between the two is why the Aid and Attendance benefit would be necessary. I hope that helps.